Natural Hair Care Products for African American Hair

It’s important to make sure that you are using natural products on your natural hair.  If you can’t pronounce he ingredients on the bottle then they’re more than likely not natural.  Below is an article that describes some of the best ingredients to look for in natural hair care products.

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Natural Hair Care Products for African American Hair

Hair products can contain harsh chemicals that dry out and damage African-American hair. Furthermore, according to The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, some chemicals in personal care products contain known carcinogens. If you’re concerned about using chemicals in your hair, you’ll be interested to know that there are natural alternatives that provide effective and nourishing ways to care for your hair.

Shea Butter

This natural herbal extract comes from the nut of the shea tree in Africa and is rich in vitamins A, D, E and F, states SAL Enterprises. Shea butter penetrates your hair easily to moisturize and soften it. It also protects it from the sun’s burning rays that dry out hair and contribute to breakage. However, the website Treasured Locks points out that shea butter products are available at different quality levels. Raw or unrefined shea butter is the best. If the product isn’t labeled, you can tell if it’s raw if it has a buttery or grayish yellow appearance. On the other hand, highly refined shea butter is pure white.

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2 thoughts on “Natural Hair Care Products for African American Hair

  1. Thank you very much for the information, most informative extremely helpful, this is my first journey from relax to natural, very difficult to choose the right moisturizer for my type of hair, fine ,but i am learning a lot from your blog , thank you for shearing such information.

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